Wise Webinar Series
Wise is so pleased to announce that Wednesday Webinars are back! In partnership with the Washington State Developmental Disability Administration, Wise will be hosting webinars most Wednesdays for the foreseeable future, and at no cost to you! We look forward to hosting partners, consultants, advocates, and familiar faces from our Boots project. These are one-hour events on Wednesdays from 12pm-1pm and we hope the shorter event is easier for you to attend! As usual, we will be adding recordings of these events to our Wise Learning Center. Make sure to stay tuned for the event announcements and we look forward to seeing you!
In this session, Daman will go into his experience of navigating the systems that are often tied to having a disability. Daman has gained much experience and knowledge to share. Throughout college, he navigated the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system to gain support in earning his undergraduate degree and MBA. Due to the complexity of entrepreneurship, he has extensive personal experience navigating self-employment and SSDI benefits.
Daman utilizes in-home care services which makes Medicaid necessary for his quality of life. He will discuss relocating from Virginia back to Washington State to regain his Medicaid eligibility. He will also discuss how he successfully advocated for Washington State to remove their Medicaid buy-in income limit.
Throughout his presentation, Daman will share his journey of navigating systems as the founder and CEO of Wandke Consulting. He will also share tips and tricks with VR counselors assisting people with disabilities navigating through these systems.
In addition to the Navigating Systems session, there will be a 10-minute follow-up deep-dive recording on Mentoring. Daman will share his mentoring journey and the positive impact it had on his employment and entrepreneurship success.
Trainer Daman Wandke
In this session, Kyann Flint will provide an overview of what Ableism is, how it is engrained within the foundation of our society, and how to dismantle it. She will go on to provide specifics of how Ableism can be seen in different areas of life.
Trainer Kyann Flint
Technology Today: A Primer on Accessibility Today and in the Near Future
Join us for a fun webinar on today’s technology! We’ll cover a few basics on how to find accessibility settings in apple, amazon, and android devices. You will learn about current consumer facing hardware options and a few applications that a wide variety of people with disabilities, providers, and families will find useful and helpful. We will also show you some glimpses of near future technology that will soon be available to help drive accessibility and inclusivity further than maybe even you imagined. Come join us!
Trainers Shaun Wood & Tyler Schrenk